Furman University

Fast Facts

  • School Size

    Small

  • Tuition

    $50,000—$60,000 Year

  • Affiliation

    Private

  • Type of School

    University

  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed

  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes

  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes

  • Top Programs

    Chemistry, Computer Science, Psychology

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    SACSCOC

  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

  • Test Scores

    IELTS: Band 6.5+, Cambridge English: 175+, Duolingo: 110+, TOEFL: 85+, SAT Eng: 550+

  • Social Media

Founded in 1826, Furman University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts and sciences universities. Located in Greenville, South Carolina, a vibrant, cultured city situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The university’s 3 sq km beautiful campus features an Asian garden, the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, a Florentine bell tower, a spring-fed lake, and an 18-hole golf course.

About Furman

The university’s 2,600 students live and learn on a campus that is internationally recognized for its traditional beauty and modern facilities.

International students, who make up 2.6% of our student population and represent 22 countries, appreciate our supportive and inspiring community. Our longstanding tradition of educating motivated, inquisitive students has consistently landed us in the top 50 ranking in the National Liberal Arts Colleges on U.S. News & World Report.

Furman offers numerous renewable scholarships to first-year students who demonstrate a strong ability to succeed based on their academic achievements, commitment to the community, passion for leading or exemplary talents. 

Why Furman?

Furman provides students a distinctive education in fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences, as well as select professional disciplines. We do this through small classes, individual instruction, hands-on learning, empathetic advising and personal attention. Our goal? To be a diverse community of different races, religions, geographic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds.

At the heart of the university is The Furman Advantage, which guarantees every student a unique and exceptional education that combines classroom learning with real-world experiences and self-discovery. This integrated four-year pathway, guided by a diverse community of mentors and several institutions, prepares students for lives of purpose and accelerated career and community impact. 

Campus Life

When you arrive, the entire campus is your classroom. Whether you’re looking for a club, career advice or volunteer opportunities, it’s easy to get involved and become a part of the Furman family.

With 18 NCAA Division I teams and dozens of club and intramural squads, it’s easy to find a game on our campus—even if you just want to sit in the stands and root for the home team.

All students live on campus for four years, cultivating a strong community that encourages collaboration and self-discovery. Furman also provides an exceptional culinary experience, with five dining options.

Get involved in over 170 clubs and organizations. Whatever draws your interest, you’ll find a group of students you can connect with. If not, find a few students who share your interest and start your own club!

Testimonials

ANNA XINXIN ZHANG FROM CHINA 

My Furman experience was one in a lifetime. Furman was a lively place outside classroom. I call Furman my second home because I felt a great sense of community. The personalized and engaged four-year learning of the Furman Advantage provided me with opportunities to participate in several study away programs and a summer research project with my History professor. The wisdom and lesson from these experiences have prepared me for my current graduate study at Columbia University's Union Theological Seminary in New York city.


LIA PAW FROM MYANMAR

It is definitely a blessing to be at Furman. One of the great things that I have learned at Furman is professionalism. As a Neuroscience Major, Furman has given us many opportunities to take charge of our future career life through on-campus jobs, internships with hospitals, study away, and connecting with many professionals. It is definitely life-changing and it has motivated me to pursue my dreams even stronger.


FELICIA BARJE FROM GERMANY

The Furman Advantage allowed me to discover a variety of subjects and I ended up finding my passion in Chemistry, a subject I could not have imagined studying without having been able to try it at Furman. On this beautiful campus, there is always a possibility to get engaged, academically and in your free time. I enjoy discussing tasks with the Student Diversity Council, talking to other international students, taking workout classes in the gym, or attending one of the many events around campus. 


DALMONDEH DEAREST NAYREAU FROM LIBERIA

I love Furman! As a relatively small institution, I appreciate the sense of community especially being a long way from home. My absolute joy at Furman so far has been engaging in student life. As a member of the Shucker Leadership Institution, I get to explore my passions, values, and strengths as a person and leader. I also get to build connections with other Shucker fellows who share a common goal of positively impacting society. Furman offers endless support and opportunities for students to learn and thrive. 

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Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville SC 29613
P: 864-294-2034
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